Pier supports Scouts seafront walk

  • 5 June, 2023
  • In the community



Youngsters will be
pounding the seafront promenades between Walton and Clacton this weekend to
raise vital funds.


More than 100 Scouts, Cubs,
Beavers and Explorers are expected to take part in the event organised by Tendring
District Scouts.


Clacton Pier is the main
sponsor and will be giving a free rides wristbands to all those who can collect
more than £20 in sponsorship.


The last time that the
walk was staged was in 2019 and on that occasion raised more than £4,500 for
the Scout HQ in Valley Road, Clacton.


Now that the building is
completed, the cash will be split between the Tendring District Scouts and
individual groups.


District Commissioner Julie
Talbot said she is delighted the event – which starts at Walton Pier and ends
at Clacton Pier on Sunday – is returning.


“It is partly about
raising funds but also just as much about raising our profile in the
community,“ she said.


“We are very grateful to
Clacton Pier and everyone who is supporting the effort which is back after a
four year absence.”


Older participants will
start the walk in Walton, while others will pick it up in Frinton and the
youngest from Holland-on-Sea.


Pier Director Elliot Ball
said it will be the fourth time that the pier has been involved with the


“We are very keen to be a
part of our community and this is a very worthy cause which we are happy to get
behind,” he added.


“The aim of the free
wristbands is to encourage the youngsters to collect as much sponsorship as
they can and reward them with some fun on the pier once they have completed the


The walk begins at Walton
at 11am and those taking part are expected to arrive at Clacton Pier from 2pm



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